Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 31 January to 6 February 2022

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – Questions and Answers

Question 1: ‘Project Sadbhawana’ has been launched by which state to improve Governance?

“Project Sadbhawana” has been launched by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. This project aims to dispose more than 4-5 lakh pending files lying in the State secretariat within a year.

Question 2: Khijadiya wildlife sanctuary, is a new Ramsar site, located in which Indian state/UT?

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, two new Ramsar sites were announced, Bakhira wildlife sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh and Khijadiya wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat.

Question 3: The ‘World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day’ is observed on which date?

‘World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day’ is observed every year on January 30, to raise awareness on neglected tropical diseases. This year the day was celebrated under the theme ‘Achieving health equity to end the neglect of poverty-related diseases’. Some examples of NTDs include Chikungunya, Chagas disease, Dengue, Rabies, Leprosy and Trachoma among others.

Question 4: Which armed force of India has the theme “Vayam Rakshamah” or “We Protect”?

On 1st February 2022 the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated its 46th Raising Day. It is the 4th largest Coast Guard in the world which has the theme of “Vayam Rakshamah” or “We Protect”.

Question 5: Which position has been won by Indian Women’s Hockey Team in the Asia Cup 2022?

India women’s hockey team won bronze medal in the Asia Cup 2022 after beating former champions China with 2-0. The tournament was held from 21-28 January 2022 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman. Japan defeated South Korea 4-2 in the final winning their third title at the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup tournament.

Question 6: The ‘Services e-Health Assistance and Teleconsultation (SeHAT)’ initiative has been launched by which ministry?

The ‘Services e-Health Assistance and Teleconsultation (SeHAT)’ scheme has been launched by the Union Defence Ministry. The scheme aims to provide home delivery of medicines for serving military personnel and veterans. The scheme was first rolled out in Delhi and will be extended to other stations in the future. Under this scheme, an online medical consultation platform offers service to tri-services personnel and their families.

Question 7: Punaura Dhamis located in which Indian state?

Punaura Dham is located in Bihar which has been located in the Ramayana circuit of Swadesh Darshan Scheme. It is recently included under PRASHAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.

Question 8: The ‘Death Penalty in India’ Report is released by which institution?

Death Penalty in India Report is released by the criminal law reforms advocacy group at the National Law University, Delhi- named Project 39A. According to the report, at the end of 2021 the number of prisoners on death row stood at 488, which is highest in 17 years. This is an increase of around 21% from 2020.

Question 9: The “Cancer Moonshot” program has been re-launched by which country?

US President Joe Biden has announced relaunch of the “Cancer Moonshot” program which was started during the Obama administration. The program aims to end Cancer that kills more than 600,000 people a year in the U.S. The relaunched initiative aims to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years. US President Biden  has also announced a campaign to get more people screened for cancer.

Question 10: ‘CAR T-cell therapy’ is used to treat which disease?

Chimeric antigen receptor, CAR – T-cell therapy is used to treat cancer, it works by genetically engineering T-cells of an individual to recognise and destroy cancer cells. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that recognise and destroy foreign cells. In the United Kingdom the CAR T-cell therapy has been approved for use in children, young adults and adults for certain types of blood cancers.

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